2 South Africa Continent: Africa Current Population: 51,770,560 Official languages (11): Afrikaans, English, S. Ndebele, N. Sotho, S. Sotho, Swahili, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu.How to say hello: HalloEthnic Groups: 79.6 Black, 9% Colored, 8.9% White, 2.5% AsianSouth Africa is the 25th largest country in the world by area and the 24th most populous country with over 51 million people.
3 RELIGIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA Religion & The Rainbow NationRELIGIONS IN SOUTH AFRICAReligionNumber% of totalChristianity79.8%Islam1.5%Hinduism1.2%Judaism75 5490.2%Other beliefs0.6%No religion15%Undetermined1.4%TOTAL100%
4 MID-YEAR POPULATION ESTIMATES 2011 Population groupNumber% of totalAfrican79.5%White9%ColouredIndian/Asian2.5%TOTAL100%According to the 2001 census, isiZulu is the most common home language is,spoken by nearly a quarter of the population. It is followed by isiXhosa at 17.6%,Afrikaans at 13.3%, Sepedi at 9.4%, and Setswana and English each at 8.2%.
5 Coat of ArmsOf South AfricaSouth Africa flagIn 1652 the Dutch claimed a refreshment station at the Cape of Good Hope for sailors and established a colony. This later was named “Cape Town”. When diamonds and gold was discovered the British wanted the area and it was fought over. In 1795 the British controlled the area. In 1806 the Dutch again controlled Cape Town. In 1900 the British again held control.
6 Apartheid: the legally institutionalized segregation of people of races. The Natives' Land Act of 1913 severely restricted the ownership of land by blacks; natives controlled only seven per cent of the country.1948 The National Party was elected and controlled the government. It classified all people into three races and developed rights and limitations for each race. Apartheid was accepted for many years.Nelson Mandela:Born: July now 94 years old.He was a anti-apartheid militant andwas imprisoned in 1962 where heremained until 1990; 27 years in jail.A symbol of courage of the South African oppressed people, he was elected President in
7 GovernmentIn 1990 the National Party government took the first step towards dismantling discrimination (Apartheid).First democratic election was held in 1994.Elections: National elections were held in 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009.Head of state: The President is elected by the National Assembly. Under the Constitution, the President is permitted to serve a maximum of two five-year terms.Current President is Jacob Zuma.The Constitution's Bill of Rights protects equality, freedom of expression and association, property, housing, health care, education, access to information, and access to courts.Form of state: A federal state, comprising a national government and nine provincial governments.Capitals: Pretoria (administrative) Cape Town (legislative) Bloemfontein (judicial)Legal system: Based on Roman-Dutch law and the 1996 Constitution.
8 Table Mountain forms part of Table Mountain National Park, one of few conservation areas in the world that is entirely surrounded by a cityGeography
9 Plant Life South Africa's national flower. Widely distributed in the southern areas of the WesternCape and parts of the EasternCape, the giant or king proteais the largest of the proteasPlant LifeA baobab or 'upside down‘ tree in the Kruger National Park.Carpet ofNamaqualanddaisies.The bizarre halfmens –'half human' - plantof the arid Northern Cape g
11 Traditional ClothingToday most South Africans wear Western-style clothing.South Africa has a rich cultural heritage when it comes to to dress. With many different ethnic groups living within the country's borders, this is to be expected.
12 African CuisineFor the more daring diner, South Africa offers culinary challenges ranging from crocodile sirloins to fried caterpillars to sheep heads. All three are reputed to be delicious. Meals are heavily meat based “braai” or BBQ.For the not-quite so brave, there are myriad indigenous delicacies such as biltong (dried, salted meat), bobotie (a version of Shepherd's pie) and boerewors (hand-made farm sausages, grilled on an open flame).
13 Sports!!!RugbyFutbol (soccer)CricketA serious young supporter
14 Other FactsAbout a quarter of the population is unemployed[ and lives on less than US $1.25 a day.A “Rand” is the currency. 1 rand = 100 centsMining (world's largest producer of platinum, chromium), automobile assembly, metal- working, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertilizers, foodstuffs, commercial ship repair.Infant Mortality Rate: 42 deaths/ 1000 live birthsAIDS is a big issue!! In % of PG women had AIDS. 1,200,00 AIDS orphans.5.6 million people are infected with AIDS—more than any other country in the world.Life Expectancy: Male: 57 years Female: 63 years Or: 71 years for whites, 48 years for blacksLiteracy: School life spans 13 years or grades, from grade 0, otherwise known as grade R or "reception year", through to grade 12 or "matric" – the year of matriculation.Under the South African Schools Act of 1996, education is compulsory for all South Africans from the age of seven (grade 1) to age 15, or the completion of grade 9.There are currently around 450 registered private FET colleges, which cover training provided from Grades 10 to 12, including career-oriented education and training.